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POSTPONED - Symposium 'Hansards in the World'
Due to the effects of the covid pandemic, the symposium 'Hansards in the World: Continuity and Discontinuity on the Intellectual, Cultural, and Economic Frontiers of the Early Modern Hanse’, originally scheduled for January 2022 will now take place on the postponed dates 12 and 13 May 2022 at the University of Amsterdam. Hansards in the World gathers and promotes new histories of the Hanse, an association of European merchants and towns, and how they interacted with the wider world in the early modern period.
COVID19-effects on Posthumus activities
Unfortunately, the world is still confronted with the effects of the COVID-pandemic. Due to the current situation in the Netherlands, Belgium, and other countries, the COVID-pandemic and measures taken by governments and institutions may also affect activities organised by or in cooperation with the N.W. Posthumus Institute. We will keep our website updated on this, but in case of any uncertainties, contact the local organisers of the event.
  Posthumus Events
Special sessions on Historical Demography at 13th Conference of Young Demographers (Charles University)
With support from (inter alia) the N.W. Posthumus Institute a special day/afternoon full of historical demographic research from young historical demographers will be organised at the 13th Conference for Young Demographers, to be held (hybrid) 1-4 february 2022 at the Faculty of Science of the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. You can still register to this conference free of charge as passive participant via the registration form before 28 January. For more info on the special sessions, contact Tim Riswick.
Online Colloquium ‘The Impact of Climate and Weather on the Premodern Provision of Food and Water’
On 16 February 2022, members of the N.W. Posthumus Research Network Societies in Context: Interactions between humans and rural-urban environments will organise the online colloquium 'The Impact of Climate and Weather on the Premodern Provision of Food and Water: New Historical Perspectives on Resilience and Vulnerability'. In this colloquium, several researchers will approach the topic of climate and weather-induced stress on water and food provision by looking at the interaction of these levels of resilience and vulnerability through a number of case studies related to both rural and urban societies. Attendance is free, registration is however required.
Save the date! Posthumus Conference 2022 scheduled for 30 June-1 July, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The N.W. Posthumus Institute is happy to announce its 2022 Conference, which is scheduled for 30 June-1 July 2022 and will be hosted by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Posthumus Conference is an annual event, which combines presentations by Posthumus PhDs in an advanced stage of the PhD programme with Research Network meetings and lectures by prominent scholars within the field of Economic and Social History. More info on the thematic setting and the program details will follow in due time, please check the website regularly.
Workshop ‘Globalisation and Long-Run Development in Asia and Africa (ca. 1800-2000)’
On 23 and 24 June 2022, members of the N.W. Posthumus Institute Research Network ‘Globalisation, Inequality and Sustainable Development in Long-Term Perspective’ will organiose a workshop on the theme ‘Globalisation and Long-Run Development in Asia and Africa (ca. 1800-2000)’. Keynote speaker at this event will be Professor Deepak Nayyar, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. The workshop will be hosted by Wageningen University and Research. More info will follow in due time.
Expert Meeting 'Sport, Migration, Citizenship, ‘Race’ and National Identity: Towards a new research agenda'
  Other events
Valedictory speeches Professors Maarten Prak and Jan Luiten van Zanden on 15 June 2022
In September 1992, Maarten Prak and Jan Luiten van Zanden took office as part-time professors of Economics and Social History at Utrecht University, sharing this chair. This experiment will come to an end on June 15, 2022, which will be marked by valedictory lectures in the Domkerk, Utrecht. More details will follow in due time, but we ask you to save this date in your schedule from 3 pm.
Workshop 'Politics and Consumption’
On 11 and 12 February 2022, the Centre for Urban History, the Centre for Political History, and the N.W. Posthumus Institute will jointly organise the two-day workshop ‘Politics and consumption in the modern age: New research perspectives’ at the Stadscampus of the University of Antwerp. This workshop aims to reunite scholars who empirically investigate what we broadly define as ‘politics of consumption’ in core as well as peripheral European regions and the Atlantic world encompassing several time periods ranging from the early-modern era until the present day.

Workshop 'Languages of Consumption'
On 3 and 4 February 2022, the Universities of Antwerp and Basel will jointly co-host the Workshop 'Languages of Consumption in the 18th and 19th Centuries' in Basel Switzerland, aimed at fostering knowledge of the languages of consumption in this era of critical transitions. It will do so by bringing together and discussing new perspectives across a broad range of languages and regions, also welcoming contributions beyond the Atlantic World.
4th Conference of the European Society of Historical Demography (Madrid, Spain)
The 4th ESHD conference is to be held on 2-5 March 2022 in Madrid, Spain. Leading theme is ‘Human–environmental nexus in the past: understanding links between demographic variability, ecology and disease’. Participants are encouraged to engage with and link across three different streams of historical social science analysis: the diversity of historical demographic behaviour across space and time; the study of historical health, disease, and morbidity conditions; human-environmental interactions in the past. Early Registration is still possible until 30 January 2022, Regular Registration closes 19 February 2022.
  PhD Promotions
PhD Defence Amaury de Vicq de Cumptich (Utrecht University)
On 14 January 2022, Posthumus-alumnus Amaury de Vicq de Cumptich succesfully defended his thesis 'Exploring the Dynamics of Small and Local Financial Institutions. The Case of the Netherlands, c.1860-1940' at Utrecht University. Promotor of Amaury were Professor Oscar Gelderblom and Professor Joost Jonker. We congratulate Amaury with this result.
PhD Defence Teuntje Vosters (Leiden University)
On 25 January 2022, Posthumus-alumna Teuntje Vosters successfully defended her thesis 'NGOs and Refugees in European History: Assessing NGO influence on international refugee policy making, 1919-1979' at Leiden University. PhD supervisors of Teuntje were Professor Marlou Schrover and Dr Irial Glynn. We congratulate Teuntje with this achievement.
  Job positions
2 PhDs ‘Nederlandse scheepvaart, klimaat en (leef)-milieu, 1621-1939’ (Leiden University) – deadline 28 Febr. 2022
~ due to scope, only in Dutch ~ Bij de leerstoel Zeegeschiedenis (specialisatie Colonial and Global History) van het Instituut voor Geschiedenis van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen van de Universiteit Leiden is per 1 mei 2022 plaats voor twee enthousiaste promovendi met aantoonbare belangstelling voor maritieme geschiedenis en cultuur en een brede maatschappelijke blik op urgente mondiale problemen zoals klimaat, voedselschaarste en (tropische) ziektes. Sollicitaties dienen uiterlijk 28 februari 2022 ontvangen te zijn.
PhD position ‘Global connections and local contexts: the material culture of Saltram, c.1725-1840’ (Manchester Metropolitan University) – deadline 20 Febr. 2022
Manchester Metropolitan University, in cooperation with the Northwest Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership and the National Trust is offering a PhD position within the project 'Global connections and local contexts: the material culture of Saltram, c.1725-1840', led by Professor Jon Stobart. The project explores global-local interaction through the belongings and consumption practices of the Parker family in the period 1725-1840. The position is open to applicants from both the UK and abroad, applications should be received by 20 February 2022.
  External calls
Historicidagen/Historians' Days 2022 - 'Grenzeloze Geschiedenis - Call for proposals
Development of Program and Seminar Series
The UU-TUe-WUR Strategic Alliance has undertaken a project to develop a research program on Deep Transitions, focusing on boosting the transition towards a sustainable and inclusive society, based on a long-term analysis of past, present and future explorations. Together with their societal partners from a range of private and public sector organisations, the organisers would like to implement this program in Spring 2022, and also to invite you to contribute to the development of the research program.
Call for Papers Virtus: Journal of Nobility Studies
Guest editors Dr Ulrike Müller, Professor Ilja Van Damme, and Professor Gerrit Verhoeven call for contributions to a special issue of the academic journal Virtus: Journal of Nobility Studies on the theme ‘Collectioneurs Nobles: Continuity and Change in Aristocratic Collecting Practices in Belgium and the Netherlands (1750-1950)’. Abstracts (max. 350 words) with an additional short bio are due by 1 February 2022; selected papers are due by 1 October 2022. More info in full call below.
EHES Conference 2022 and Gino Luzatto Award
The European Historical Economics Society and the local Organizing Committee (Jutta Bolt, Giampaolo Lecce, and Mikołaj Malinowski) at the University of Groningen are delighted to invite you to participate in the fourteenth EHES Conference in 2022. The conference will be at the University of Groningen, 17-18 June 2022. The organisers are also pleased to announce that EHES hosts again the Gino Luzzatto Dissertation Competition for dissertations published July 2019-June 2021.
Call for Papers Otherness: Essays and Studies
The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue, scheduled for Autumn 2022: 'Premodern Otherness: Encounters with and Expressions of the Other in Classical Antiquity, Medieval, and Early Modern Periods'. Submissions are due by 1 February 2022. More info and full details about how to submit can be found in the full call, downloadable via the button below.
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